Makalu Base camp Trekking

Camp Trek is an ultimate adventure to those who want to venture into the very heart of Himalayas itself. The trekkers can view the giant Makalu above them, which is the fifth highest mountain of the world at 8468m. The other mountains that are in the view are the Everest, Lhotse and Baruntse. Both of the river valleys Arun and Barun lead to the Makalu base camp with variety of flora, fauna and geographic diversity. The scenic beauty of the surroundings cannot be described in words. At the upper portion of the trail one can see granite cliffs with glaciers and enchanting waterfalls.


The Makalu Swiss base camp is at 5150 m and though the Makalu base camp trek is adventurous the picturesque beauty of the surroundings keeps the trekkers fresh and tireless. The Makalu base camp 4870 m lies in Makalu Barun National park established in 1992, after flying to Tumlingtar the trekkers proceed to Arun river valley and then to Num. After crossing Shipton La 4125 m they reach Kalo Pokhari, Barun river valley and get the close view of Makalu as well as Chamlang Himal. The Makalu base camp trekking takes the trekkers to the most remote part of Nepal. This is a classic trek that goes to an altitude of 5150 m. Though this region lacks in modern facilities but the natural beauty and the diversity among the surroundings is incredible. National Park host 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds and 75 species of mammals, including the endangered Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, and Himalayan Thar (blue mountain got)  etc.

Remarkable biodiversity of this area considered as a global significance, and a living laboratory for international scientific research; in this way it is necessary to touch the Makalu’s the living laboratory and superb Himalayan Shangri-La, before die. The local communities are Sherpa, Limbus and Rai. Mt. Makalu can be viewed from the base camp; Makalu base camp trekking is a blend of adventure and pristine natural beauty. The trekking trail passes through dense forests. It is not a low altitude trek; it is centered on Arun River valley which is in eastern Nepal. While the most remote as well as unfrequented areas make this trekking highly demanding, the scenic beauty and adventure aspect make it an unbeaten as well as outstanding trek. Since the trekkers can enjoy natural beauty throughout, they never get tired. This is a camping trek because of the isolation of this region and the absence of tea houses. Those who are physically strong and have a passion for adventure will enjoy the trips to Makalu base camp.

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal TIA airport Great Panorama Treks staff takes to Hotel and Briefing about thrip.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tours and preparation for upcoming trek.
Day 03: Flight / Drive to Tumlingtar then trek to Kahandbari (1040m)
Day 04: Trek from Kahandbari to Chichila (1980m).
Day 05: Trek from Chichila to Mudhe (1945m).
Day 06: Trek from Mudhe to Sedua (1500m).
Day 07: Trek from Sedua to Tashigoan (2100m).
Day 08: Trek from Tashigoan to Khongma (3500m).
Day 09: Trek from Khongma to Mumbuk (3540m).
Day 10: Trek from Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3700m).
Day 11: Trek from Nehe Kharka to Merek (4100m).
Day 12: Trek from Merek to Shershong (4630m).
Day 13: Trek from Shershong to Makalu base camp (4870m).
Day 14: Trek from Makalu base camp to Yangle Kharka (3557m).
Day 15: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Mumbuk (3540m).
Day 16: Trek from Mumbuk to Khongma (3500m).
Day 17: Trek from Khongma to Tashigaon (2100m).
Day 18: Trek from Tashigaon to Num (1560m).
Day 19: Trek from Num to Chichila (1980m).
Day 20: Trek from Chichila to Mnebhanjyang (1100m).
Day 21: Trek from Mnebhanjyang to Tumlingtar (410m).
Day 22: Flight / drive from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu.
Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner

Pickups and drops from hotels and airport

Accommodations in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek

Breakfast in Kathmandu All meals during the trek

Welcome and farewell dinners

Transportation on a comfortable private vehicle

An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging

Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Great Panorama Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)

All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )

A comprehensive medical kit

All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

Nepalese visa fee

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Excess baggage charges

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

Tips for guides and porters